Tigers take down Buckaroos

By Observer staff January 08, 2014 11:58 am

La Grande’s Avery Albretcht spots up during a recent game. She had 13 points during a 57-50 win against Pendleton Tuesday.
La Grande’s Avery Albretcht spots up during a recent game. She had 13 points during a 57-50 win against Pendleton Tuesday.

La Grande defends home turf against visiting Pendleton 

Kylin Collman exploded in the fourth quarter to help La Grande defeat Pendleton Tuesday.

The Tigers girls basketball team corralled the Buckaroos 57-50, led by Collman’s 17 points. She scored 13 of her points in the final quarter, helping La Grande outscore Pendleton 23-10 over the final eight minutes of play. Collman connected on three 3-point field goals, and one turned into a 4-point play when she made a free throw after getting fouled.

Avery Albrecht and Lexus Miller-Moylan each scored 13 points.

La Grande made 7-of-11 free throw attempts in the fourth quarter to help seal the win.

The Tigers outrebounded the taller Pendelton team 31-28.

La Grande will travel to Fruitland, Idaho, Friday for a 6 p.m. game.